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I found six boneless pork chops in the fridge, I'd forgotten about.  Oh no, we can't waste perfectly good food. What in the world was I going to do with them?  I've been trying to use my Pioneer Woman Instant Pot lately so today was a day for it. I decided to make up a quick BBQ Sauce to use on them and cook in that way. Guess I'll do a little review on the pot today as well.
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Hibiscus House by Hibiscus House - 3w ago

We just added another little hobby chicken coop to our pen.  We have a variety of chickens and age groups here at Hibiscus House.  The Ole Folk Chickens are dwindling in numbers.  We love them and have had them for years.  They spend most of their days free ranging, eating, and resting.  The One year old pullets in the pen with the Red Barn Coop and this newer batch about two months old in this Homestead Coop.

Predators have had a field day recently.  We've said good bye to Pumpkin, and several others.  Gaston has become injured and is enjoying his life out in the soft grass in his days.  He has done his job well, but age and injury are taking a toll on him. 

Cora Lee and Pat the Hammer, two of our oldest, are still laying but enjoying the free range life now as well.  You have to keep replenishing to keep a steady supply of chickens for the wonderful eggs.  Today"s Chicken Talk is about our new inexpensive coop from Tractor Supply.
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Hibiscus House by Hibiscus House - 1M ago


Matthew 28:5 King James Version (KJV)

5 And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus, which was crucified.
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My favorite season of the year has always been Spring!  Oh, how I love the beginnings of new life, growth, and color!  Gardening and being outdoors are things that make me happy!  However, this time of year can reek havoc with allergy prone individuals, such as myself. What's a Spring loving person to do?  The pollen this year has been the worse I've seen in many years!  

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Hibiscus House by Hibiscus House - 1M ago


Today, I was so surprised to find that we were out of Texas Pete.  That is a hot sauce, for those of you from other parts of the country, that have never heard of it.  We use a lot of it in this area.  We had never ran out of it before!  Oh, the shame!
The wing sections are in the oven and what am I going to do?
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Hibiscus House by Hibiscus House - 1M ago

We sure love Ranch Dressing in this home.  Well, to be truthful, we love most dressings and good food for that matter.  I probably should call this Ranch/Dill dressing, because of my love of Dill. 
We are still enjoying the Aerogarden.  I have some planted an assortment of lettuces, That makes for quick salads at any given time.  The best thing with the amount of recalls on lettuces and our food sources this is a healthier way.  Grow your own.  It's that wonderful time of year to do just that!

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Hibiscus House by Hibiscus House - 1M ago


Today I am reviewing a new program, so far I am very pleased.  It is called FlexClip.  I've used it several times in the past week.  FlexClip is a simple to use but powerful video maker that helps you create videos for any use in minutes.  Join me today as I share this program with you.
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Hibiscus House by Hibiscus House - 2M ago


Who knew even a change of scenery would make chickens happier?  I sure didn't.  This bunch is singing daily and the truth is they want me to sing to them in the evening. Yes, I can't sing a lick, but they enjoy it!  They everyone, lay the next day and sing all day going about their business.

Chick Days everywhere and for sure around here.  It is wonderful to have them and they lay such beautiful golden yolked eggs.  They are much healthier for you than CAFO eggs, safer too. I love the Farm Fresh Eggs.

We have lots to do in the chicken pen, other improvements as I now call 'Shanty Town'. Sharing their happiness today, as I get ready to garden and do yard work.  It's that time of year folks, if you can get outside for the huge amount of pollen!  
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Chuck and I just had an anniversary.  We actually remembered this one!  Yes, I'll admit it, there have been times in our lives when others, their problems and care, have contributed to our forgetting our own anniversary!  

A wedding anniversary makes one think about the years, the time you met, what attracted you to them etc.

Today's topic: Dating, Choosing your mate, hopefully for life and who would you choose?
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Hibiscus House by Hibiscus House - 2M ago


Spring is here and I really love our flock of chickens.  They sure have varied dispositions and mannerisms.  I've put off naming this bunch that we purchased as young pullets last year.  Maybe, because every time I give something a name and show my love for it a predator will come along and take them away.  Its chick days at some of the hatcheries so guess this could just be the time to give them names.  We purchased these last year and now they are laying in full force!  Exciting times, young hens, farm fresh eggs, and maybe new chicks to come soon!
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